Help On The Way-> Slipknot!-> Franklin's Tower, Little Red Rooster, Dire Wolf, It's All Over Now, Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues, Picasso Moon, Don't Ease Me In Iko Iko, Playin' In The Band-> China Doll-> Uncle John's Band-> Terrapin Station-> Drums-> Jam-> I Need A Miracle-> Gimme Some Lovin'-> Standing On the Moon-> Not Fade Away, E: Attics Of My Life
24 track SBD MR>Healy 2 track Mixdown>C>DAT>CDR; via Glenn Gillis; Seeded to etree by Gerald Gorinsky
September 20, 2012 Subject:
Do not read, just listen to the show!
January 14, 2011 Subject:
Four Stars - 80%. A solid B
Okay...Is this show a unique and beautiful flower as are all GD shows? Yes. Is the Playin>China Doll>UJB nice? Yes, it is. Is the sound absolutely exactly perfect? Yes. Is the SOTM great? Yes! However! There are three flaws that cause this show to shine just a little dimmer than, say , 3-29, 3-24 and 3-22.
-Franklin's is just not that good. Sure, compared to anything after '81 it's a good franklins. But absolutely speaking, no, it feels weak and lethargic.
-NFA is also weak and uninspired. It bounces around, there's a lot of singing, but the jam doesn't lift off. They do do the "a capella" thing from 3-24 which is kinda cool but not enough to save a half-a5sed NFA.
-What really annoyed me, however, (and this may be the proverbial bee in my bonnet) is how awesome the space>Miracle transition was...and then here is my face when the band decides to abruptly cut off any post-Miracle jam in favor of five useless minutes of cheesy, cliche-ridden, jam-devoid "Gimme some lovin": o_o
-There is no cool, melodic Post-Terrapin Jam like there was on 3-15 and 3-24.
But yeah, every other song is nicely done. Set 1 is awesome and the 2nd set ballads (SOTM and Attics) are very heartfelt and passionately sung. The sound quality is also tops. So, I encourage you to listen first and download second.
Most beautiful of SOTM's here. Jer did love to play ballads and I love to hear them. The pre-drums sequence is seamless with very good renditions of each song. Love the encore, it was a great time in Dead history for breakouts fall 89 to spring 90. Recommended download. Spring 90 has some fine shows and is worth the investigation.
August 14, 2009 Subject:
thank you brainbeat
now that's how you write a review
May 13, 2009 Subject:
wow amazing show
im 16 and i am a huge dead-headi saw "the Dead" at the garden and the colliseum in april but to the point this show has outstanding sound, and jerrys wor during slipknot is incredible listened to most of the shows from the tour and this show is definately in the top 10
March 29, 2008 Subject:
Reviewer:rick e. -
March 22, 2008 Subject:
I was at all three of these shows and although the previous night had Branford this show to me was played almost perfectly from start to finish.
One of the best Help>Slip>Franklins since they broke it out at Hampton in '89.A lot of times when they broadcasted shows there would be a lot of flubs,but not here.This whole tour was really ,really good.I think Branford inspired the boy's to really let their inspiration flow for this show and the Atlanta run.
IF your looking at this show.. deciding... DON"T.... I'M TELLING YOURSELF to download it... trust me I know what's best for you.........
January 3, 2005 Subject:
Don't even question if you should. Just hit download and enjoy. Absolutely beautiful, even without Branford.
Reviewer:Ben C -
July 21, 2004 Subject:
Get this show!!
This was the second grateful dead show I ever got on tape, it came to me with most of space edited out and unlabeled, it took some Deadbase researching to figure out that it was 3-30-90. This is a great show, the pre-space segment of set 2 is 42 minutes of magic!!
Iko Iko, Playin' In The Band-> China Doll-> Uncle John's Band-> Terrapin Station->
The tunes are all well played and flow together beautifully, the transition between China Doll and UJB gives me shivers just thinking about it as I am writing this. UJB is just some of the purest beautiful energy flowing out from the band you can imagine!! Post-space is not too shabby also, Gimme Some Lovin'>Standing On the Moon> Not Fade Away, great upbeat energy in Gimme Some Lovin and a powerful and moving SOTM. Oh yeah, the Tom Thumb in the 1st set is a real treat too, and the Slipknot is jammed out vibrantly.
Of course it sounds excellent, as you would expect from a 90 SBD Healy mixdown.
Bottom line, pull this one and check it out for yourself!!
I'll take this show any day over the much-heralded previous night. I wore out two different copies I had on tape, I listened to this one so much. A monster show from start to finish, this show ranks to me in the Top 5 of 1990. Get it today! You won't be disappointed.
June 14, 2004 Subject:
More enjoyable than the night before?
You'll look at both setlists and say I'm nuts, but you cannot listen to this gem and deny the playing is outstanding. Help>Slip>Frank (like the Eyes from 3-29) appears on Without a Net, but the second set is really where the boys take risks and you reap the reward. Though it looks pedestrian on paper, the seamless transitions from Playin thru Terrapin make this a remarkable second set that got me hooked the first time I heard it on the FM broadcast. Standout versions of Tom Thumb and Dire Wolf are not to be overlooked either. Can't go wrong on this one.
May 24, 2004 Subject:
3/30/90 doesn't suck
The "Branford" show gets all the attention, but this is a smoker from start to finish. Weighing setlist and performance, this is damn close to being a perfect show.